Nearly 50 media outlets both liberal and conservative the sent a letter to law enforcement authorities in Ferguson, Missouri, on Friday to protest the police’s treatment of reporters and ask for greater transparency regarding the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American who was shot and killed by police.
How diverse were the news outlets?
This might have been the first time in history that Fox News and The New Yorker ever agreed on anything. Here is a a paragraph from the letter sent to the Ferguson Police on Friday.
“As organizations that cover news and defend the rights of journalists to gather the news, we write to express our deep concern over the unwarranted detention of two journalists on Wednesday and with other reports of police intimidation and harassment of journalists in Ferguson,” the letter states. “It is also extremely troubling that the police have not been more timely in releasing the records surrounding these incidents and the shooting of Michael Brown.”
The full letter and list of signatories can be read HERE…